Thursday, January 22, 2015

Am I doing my best?


We all have rough days, Days we doubt ourselves. Some days are just simply just better than others. Somedays all we can do is crawl in bed and wait for the next day. 




There isn't a manual on how to be the perfect mom or how clean your house should be. Yet there is this crazy competition that makes us seem like we are not meeting the guidelines. Being a woman, mom or a friend is not a competition! Do you hear me? It's not a competition. Do you feel this pressure? 
We are not show dogs. We don't always have to have our hair done or be the most popular. 
As a women we are constantly wondering if we are doing our best as a mom, wife... you fill in the blank.



Today I was reminded that my little man doesn't care if my hair is a mess or if I'm winning some competition.

So why am I so hard on myself?

I challenge you to encourage someone before this week is over. Even if it's something simple. 
Let's not try to "one up" each other but lets use our mommy muscles and lift each other up. 














15 comments:

  1. Simply and beautifully said. Why are we wasting energy on negative stuff. Thanks for the encouragement you provided by writing this!

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    2. Thanks for reading. We waste too much energy! It's silly! I hope you encourage another person to be the best they can be! Your amazing, keep up the good work!

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  2. Yes! Flex them mommy muscles :-) Glad to have found your blog on the FB bloggers group!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and reading :). I'm always happy to connect with other bloggers!

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  3. Mommy wars are crazy...the fact that women still feel competitive after high school is idiotic!

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    1. I couldn't agree more! It's sad actually. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I agree, if we spent as much time encouraging each other as some spend criticizing it would be life-changing! Being a mama is hard enough!

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    1. Could you imagine how much more joy we would all have?

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  5. I am a grandmother now and let me say to you, these little ones your raising do not care about all the stuff we moms get worked up about. So be easy on yourselves, don't look back with any regrets. Enjoy each day and all you can do is give it your best! Love your picture!

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement. It's great hearing from other moms! Thanks for stoping by!

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  6. My goal right now is to yell less. I often feel like I am failing. I need to be more positive, which will then also help me yell less.

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    1. You ate doing a great job. One thing I know is they won't remember these times. As kids they remember the fun times the most. Your doing great!

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  7. I know I'm too hard on myself. Sometimes I think it's because I know others expect it of me, but more often than not it's because I expect better of myself. I expect to be the best mom out there, because that's what my kid deserves. Unfortunately, I'm human and I really need to learn how to accept that!

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    1. Your kid already thinks your the best mom. All you need to do is love them and they think you are great. You are an amazing mom and you are doing a great job. Tell yourself that no one could raise your kid better than you can!!

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